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Analysis: Israel and Iran have been engaged in a covert war for years. Now ships are coming under attack at sea.

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Russia disrupting Twitter over 'illegal' content

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Russia disrupting Twitter over 'illegal' content

Russia has put Western tech giants like Facebook and Twitter under increasing pressure for failing to take down calls to participate in anti-government demonstrations.

Iranians outraged by music video featuring US porn star

The New Arab Staff

Iranians outraged by music video featuring US porn star

Iranians have taken to Twitter to express their anger with a new music video from Sasy Mankan featuring adult film star Alexis Texas.

Iran launches <em>cyberspace</em> research centre to increase Syria influence

The New Arab Staff

Iran launches cyberspace research centre to increase Syria influence

Iran has found different approaches to increase its military and security influence in Syria beyond establishing armed militias.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

Ruslan Trad

How Russia is swelling the global market for mercenaries

Analysis: In an era of increasingly privatised warfare, Russia is spearheading the use of mercenaries to expand its influence.

Jim O'Neill

The BRICs at 20

Comment: For the BRICs, the last decade brought mixed fortunes. Much now depends on whether we can muster the political leadership for genuinely ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Singapore mosques, worshippers react to teen’s attack plans

Two mosques were the target of an attack, it has come to light.

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Narjas Zatat

#FreeToBeOnline calls for protection of girls against online harassment

Young women's access to the internet is not only curtailed, but in many places, including in parts of the Middle East, they face many dangers on ...

Gaia Caramazza

Lebanese-British journalist snubs Saudi G20 invitation citing women's rights

While many have lauded Zahra Hankir for her boycott, her post sparked substantial backlash.

China to help Iran build 'new national internet'

The New Arab Staff

China to help Iran build 'new national internet'

A leaked document allegedly outlines a 25-year strategic partnership between Iran and China, including for China to a national intranet.

Iran bill seeks to ban all 'foreign messaging apps'

The New Arab Staff

Iran bill seeks to ban all 'foreign messaging apps'

A bill seeking the replacement of all foreign messaging apps with locally-made alternatives has been submitted in Iran.

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Sam Hamad

Sisi's crusade against women influencers reveals regime's deepest fears

Comment: The Egyptian regime's crusade against Sama El-Masry and other female influencers is another shameless attempt to police women and their ...

Israeli cyber chief says attack on water systems thwarted

The New Arab & agencies

Israeli cyber chief says attack on water systems thwarted

Israel's national cyber chief revealed that 'if the bad guys had succeeded' Israel would be facing a 'very big damage to the civilian ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran imposes lockdown to check all citizens for coronavirus

Iran has introduced its toughest measure yet to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

The New Arab & agencies

Iran cyberpolice detain 24 over coronavirus rumours

The arrests were carried out after the establishment of a special unit to 'combat rumour-mongers' regarding the spread of coronavirus in the ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN 'cannot corroborate' Iran was behind Saudi oil attacks

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday that the UN cannot confirm that Iran was responsible for the attacks on ...

The New Arab

US 'launched cyber-strike on Iran' following Aramco attacks: report

Two anonymous US officials said the strike targeted Iranian physical hardware in a bid to curb 'propaganda'.

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Giorgio Cafiero and Daniel Wagner

Burkina Faso: Islamic State and Al-Qaeda's new sanctuary

Comment: Porous borders, extreme poverty and easily available weaponry help make Burkina Faso an ideal refuge for Islamic State, write Giorgio ...

Hannah Wallace

Cybercrime in the UAE: Curtailing freedom of expression

The internet for many is a forum to express views and opinions, but in the UAE the government has implemented a succession of restrictive laws ...

Hundreds of Tehran restaurants shut for breaking 'Islamic principles'

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of Tehran restaurants shut for breaking 'Islamic principles'

On the same day hundreds of restaurants were shut, citizens of Tehran were asked to report cases of "immoral behaviour" by texting a designated ...

Iran president defends telecoms minister following judiciary hardliners assault

The New Arab & agencies

Iran president defends telecoms minister following judiciary hardliners assault

Iran Telecoms Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi faces charges of failing to create a 'safe environment' on social media and leaving Iranian ...

Aggressive UAE cyber ops expose ex-NSA hackers

Wilson Dizard

Aggressive UAE cyber ops expose ex-NSA hackers

Comment: The rise of cyberweapons and cyberwar calls out for rules for their use, writes Wilson Dizard.

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